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    I need help. At a dead end

    I have a 2001 Tahoe with a pioneer deh x16 radio and 2 kicker subs and a 500 watt kicker amp. Which worked great for a week. Now the radio plays only the subs (no door speakers)for about a minute and then shuts off and says amp error. It's not wired to the cars internal amp. Anyone know what the...
  2. G

    Hertz Upgrade

    Hello everyone, I currently have 2 12inch hertz ds300.3 as my subs and am looking to upgrade. The SQ I get from the ds are absolutely amazing imo I want to keep that SQ but add a little more "thump" I was recommended Hertz Hx series. So my question is would 1 12inch Hx have more output than 2...
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    Full car setup 350z HELP

    I recently purchased a 350z and I am looking for a whole car audio setup. I have read around but am still not sure what I want to do. I am more concerned with sound quality, but I want it to bump very hard. I have looked into jl, but I'm not decided on anything. I'm open to all opinions and...
  4. A

    Static and music still playing while radio sound is off

    My spl sid 8900 radio when you turn the sound all the way off you can hear static and a little bit of music need help
  5. D

    Getting Audio System, Which Should I Get?

    I'm getting an audio system for my car. I went to two places and got two bids. The bids are literally the exact same, down the the dollar. Now I need help from someone who knows their audio systems to help me decide which one give be better equipment for the money? One system is majority Kicker...
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    TC Sounds Epic 10" or explore other options?

    Hello, My TC Sounds Epic 10" that I have had for 3 years just froze...so time for a new sub! I felt it was a great sub for the money and was thinking about just getting another one...However technology changes and I am open to ideas. Budget: Max $300 Amp: AudioQ AQ-1200 Box: Standard ported...
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    Mazda Rx-7 wiring identification

    Please help me identify the wires from the car and then the stereo wiring harness. From left to right these are the wires that attach to the stereo wiring harness: 1. white w/ red 2. blue w/ red 3. blue w/ yellow 4. black 5. red w/ black 6. blue w/ white The last 4 wires all feed into the...
  8. VWSundownAudio

    Amp shutting down * PLEASE HELP! *

    Hi guys, I'll make it quick but I need help!! I have a Kenwood KAC-5001PS 1000-Watt Class D Mono Power Amp and a Kicker CVR124 12" Dual 4 ohm CompVR Series sub. Just installed the system in my Duramax and whenever I start to turn the music/bass up even half loud the amp shuts off! I have the...
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    Need help choosing a sub! (Amp installed)

    Hi everyone, Long story short I bought my car and it has a JBL DA3504 installed in the boot/trunk ( http://www.hifi-pictures.net/base-car-amps/JBL%20DA1002/JBL%20DA1002.pdf ) I was wondering what spec sub(s) to get (preferably enclosed) or if there's any you could recommend installing. Have a...
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    Help designing a box for a soundqubed 15"

    I am pretty new to the whole box designing but im going to give it a shot. My max trunk space in my hatchback ford freestyle is H:20-24 W:40 D:16 Soundqubed recommends a 40 hz tuning, but what iv heard I want a lower tuning, maybe 32 to 35 ( I listen to rap and metal) This is what I have...
  11. BrotherBasshead

    Help on a new install and future "business"

    names Jake and ive been doing freelance audio installs for the past year. I dont consider myself a pro and have never done any pro installs beyond speakers/component systems and a simple sub and sub box as well as dampening/deadinning. I do not have a lot of money and am studyin in a local...
  12. Methereaper

    Best DVC wiring for an underpowered amp?

    Well, i've fought with this for a few months before giving up on it. I bought a Sondpex 2 10" box from a pawn shop and threw out the junk speakers in it. My brother bought me an ebay bundle of 2 10" Boss Phantoms that are 2100 watts each that came with a Boss Armor 1600watt amp and a wiring...
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    Subwoofer and amp upgrade!!!

    i am currently looking for a subwoofer amplifier setup for under $1,000. what is the best subwoofer(s) and amp i can buy for that price range? it will be in a 1998 Ford Exporer? or a 1985 mercury capri Hatchback..most likely the explorer though
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    Subwoofer help

    hey guys, So i have a 2002 nissan frontier(i know, not the best car) but i am trying to figure out what will be best as far as putting a sub in it. There is no room underneath the backseat, and behind theres no more than 5 inch depth at the widest and 2-3 toward the middle. i have consulted...
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    Need Help

    Hey guys, Brand new to the forum! Need some help on this one, I'm 16 and have been into the audio game since i was 7. Plans on opening up my own shop once out of college. Need some help on what i should get before then. I'm already ordering the Steve Meade Distortion Detector, Crossover...
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    4 channel SQ Amplifiers

    Hello all, I've been out of Car Audio since probably the early part of the 2000's, but I recently got fed up with bad quality audio and decided to put together a reasonable priced SQ geared system. I'm going to be powering 2 Eclipse SE8365's and 2 MB Quart OKC116's. Both sets are rating 80W...
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    help with system choices

    I currently running 8 ma audio 10s tuned 36hz off a power acoustix 5500 bamf. My girl had found a crescendo bc5500 for me and bought it so now I'm thinking if that would be to much amp for 2 18s I'm thinking about the IA death penalty 18s .5 ohm each for a total of one ohm or psi platform 3 18s...
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    Need help with speakers

    Hello, I am happy to say that I just official registered But ok my question! I just recently bought a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon. The car has 6 3/4 in the doors, as well as tweeters and 6x9's in the back. I was wondering what speakers and tweeters would be good for the doors mostly. I currently...
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    Need to upgrade my amp.

    Hello! I need to upgrade my dual amp, it's just not cutting it any more. I tried using the sonicelectronix tool for matching subs to amps but i didnt want to buy the wrong type. I have 2 Pioneers in a correctly measured, ported box. I would like a 2 channel amp if possible. If you need more...
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    I really need some advice :(

    Hey guys, first off let me say that this site is really awesome. I've been a lurker for a while and I've finally registered because I'm looking to get a descent setup in my new car. I can appreciate an awesome setup and I've seen some pretty crazy ones on this forum I'm just warning you that my...
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    Toyota Corolla 2010 Possible setup help

    So baisically I know nothing much about car audio except for what each thing does. I wanted to get some feedback on a setup I have in mind. I'm looking to spend as little as possible btw. Setup (link to each item): JVC KD-R330 CD receiver EFX 10-gauge Amplifier Wiring Kit Sony XS-GT1638F...
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    2000 mustang build help

    Hey everyone my name is Caleb and I own a 2000 mustang and I am trying to find the ways that I can add subs under my rear seat I will remove the back seat but will be building a new clear plastic bench to cover the subs. I'm wanting to use 2 Kicker L7 12in squares (one under each seat) just...
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    Please help, i have a question

    Hello everyone, To be upfront and honest with everyone i signed up just to get help. I did look through the forum to be sure this was the right place to post this. Hopefully i was correct. My wife has a 2002 grand am gt with the momsoon sound system. Her monsoon system was locked out so we...
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    what to do to my car?

    hey guys its my first post here and thanks in advance for answering my questions; i have a 1999 mercedes benz e320 that currently has 2 12" rockford fosgates running at 250 rms each. i want to upgrade as these are not nearly as loud as i want them to be. i want to put in 2 15" subs but im not...
  25. K

    New build- I need help deciding!

    This is not my first system but I am still on a budget. Pretty small budget of around 350 to 450 dollars for a box amp and sub. I want more of an SPL system. My past systems have been 2 12 inch Boston G1's, 1 15 MTX Road thunder, 1 15 inch Boston G2. I am looking for either probably a single 15...
  26. VWSundownAudio

    Sub/Amp Question.. *NEED QUICK HELP*

    Well, I'm new to car audio business, so I was wanting to get into it a little but I found out quickly its more complicated that I anticipated at first. Anyway, I was planning on running just one Sundown E-series 15 inch DVC 2-ohm sub (400 watts RMS) linked with a Kenwood KAC-5001PS 1000W Mono D...
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    I haven't the slightest idea where to begin with my setup...

    Hello as my name says i'm a total noob at car audio, and to forums and their rules/guidelines. So any help would be greatly appreciated. So I been working on my 94 suburban and now the mechanical is fixed I bought a stereo from a friend and alpine deck sufficient for now, but all the speakers...
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    Need help on what amp to get

    So I've decided that I am going to upgrade my system and am either going to get 2 Sound Qubed HDC312's or HDC315's, they're DVC 1 ohm or 2 ohm and I don't know which to get yet until I know what amp I'm purchasing. They have 1500 watt RMS so I'm looking for something that can power both...
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    Help me improve!

    Hello, this is my first post on here. Basically awhile ago I told my friend I wanted subwoofers and he ordered everything for me and I just paid him. After I got them though I started learning a lot more on my own about car audio in general. Anyways I have 2 Kenwood KFC-W3013PS and a Planet...
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    car amp buying questions

    Hi, i have just brought a sub and need some advice about which amplifier to buy ive read lots of articles on the web and just want some points clarifying at the moment the only upgrade im making is a sub (+new stereo) the sub ive brought is Sony XS-GTX121LC which is 12inch sub with 1000watts...